A federally recognized holiday, “Martin Luther King, Jr. Day” is an opportunity for schools to not only discuss the life and contributions of Dr. King, but to also recognize countless others who were involved in the Civil Rights Era and why primarily Black Americans (as well as other People of Color and White allies) were advocating for basic civil, human rights. In this 1.5-hour discussion, Monique Vogelsang –– lead creator of Pollyanna’s Racial Literacy Curriculum –– will guide you through a discussion of policies, perspectives, and mindsets that perpetuated exclusion based on race in the United States, as well as highlight the contributions of those who advocated, fought for, and even risked their life for inclusion. In addition to enhancing our understanding of key figures of the Civil Rights Era and other periods of history, another goal of this workshop is to understand key pedagogical frameworks and ideas to bring back to the classroom, such as how the past informs the present, the need to speak of both exclusion and inclusion, and how the fight for racial justice continues and ways we can bring that lens to create a safer, more inclusive and representative space in the classroom.
Registered participants will receive slides from the presentation, which may be helpful in planning activities for the classroom in time for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
The Zoom room will open at 12:45PM ET. We will begin at 1:00PM ET and run until 2:30PM ET.
Cost is $125 per person. The registration link will be open until January 9 at 9AM ET.
A Zoom link will be sent to you the day before the workshop. If you do not receive it or have any other questions, please email Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org
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